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Vegas

CBS TV series VegasNetwork: CBS
Episodes: 21 (hour)
Seasons: One

TV show dates: September 25, 2012 – May 10, 2013
Series status: Cancelled

Performers include: Dennis Quaid, Michael Chiklis, Carrie-Anne Moss, Jason O’Mara, and Taylor Handley.

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TV show description:
This TV series is based on the true story of former Las Vegas Sheriff Ralph Lamb (Dennis Quaid), a fourth-generation rancher tasked with bringing order to Las Vegas in the 1960s. It’s a gambling and entertainment mecca that’s emerging from the tumbleweeds.

Ralph Lamb wants to be left in peace to run his ranch, but Las Vegas is now swelling with outsiders and corruption which are intruding on his simple life. Recalling Lamb’s command as a military police officer during World War II, the Mayor appeals to his sense of duty to look into a murder of a casino worker.

This begins Lamb’s clash with Vincent Savino (Michael Chiklis), a ruthless Chicago gangster who’s moved West and plans to make Vegas his own. (The character is based on real-life crime boss Marcello Giuseppe Caifano.)

Lamb has two deputies who help him keep law and order. His diplomatic and even-keeled brother is Deputy Jack Lamb (Jason O’Mara). Deputy Dixon Lamb (Taylor Handley) is his charming but impulsive son.

The ambitious Assistant District Attorney, Katherine O’Connell (Carrie-Anne Moss), grew up on the ranch next to the Lambs and also lends a hand in preserving justice.
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Series Finale

Episode #21 — Sons of Nevada
After Porter Gainsley’s bombing of the Tumbleweed and attempt on Katherine’s life, Lamb and Savino decide to team up to take out their common adversary once and for all. To prove his commitment to the task, Lamb hands over the tapes with the recordings from the bug in Savino’s phone, and then the mobster and former sheriff get to planning their assault on Gainsley.

Since the ranching mogul is too heavily protected at his home, they decide to target him at a livestock auction, but that plan goes awry when Dixon shows up and holds Gainsley at gunpoint. A firefight breaks out and Lamb is forced to save his son and flee, giving Gainsley time to regroup and amass more artillery for the coming war.

When Jack is ousted as interim Sheriff by more of Gainsley’s men, he and Dixon join forces with Lamb and Savino, and together they craft a plan that involves using Jones the hitman to put Gainsley in a corner. Jones plays his part well and leads Gainsley and his thugs into a trap, where Lamb gives him his freedom as a reward.

After an intense firefight, Lamb gets the drop on Gainsley and decides to arrest him instead of killing him, setting the proper example for his son and staying true to his morals.

In the end, Lamb gets his Sheriff job back, putting him at odds with Savino and his plans for growth in Vegas yet again.

Meanwhile, Jack plans to propose to Mia, but his plans are derailed when she breaks up with him after finding out about the bug he planted in Savino’s phone.

Tommy pursues Mia even harder, and the two wind up spending the night together. After Gainsley is taken into custody, Jack goes to Mia’s place to fight for her, but is crushed when he discovers Tommy there with her — in nothing but a bath robe.
First aired: May 10, 2013

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What do you think? Do you like the Vegas TV series? Do you think it should have been cancelled or renewed for a second season?

 

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Mollie Crawford July 7, 2014 at 1:31 pm

There is so little to watch of television and Vegas was a welcome oasis is what is often a desert landscape.
Please someone have the good sense not to let this show die. If CBS didn’t know what a good thing they had, perhaps there is another network out there that will recognize a winner and revive it.

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Doris July 7, 2014 at 4:17 pm

Mollie: These comments have been going for several months now, and we all agree that this show was a joy to watch because of the writing and acting.
We would LOVE to see this show come back again.

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Joyce June 21, 2014 at 9:11 pm

I loved this show!! I’m getting sick of all the reality crap. So PLEASE BRING IT BACK!!!!!

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Doris June 22, 2014 at 2:21 pm

AMEN to that! So many of us want this show back – so, what’s the holdup?

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Bobby July 5, 2014 at 7:55 pm

This was a good TV show not some BS reality show. They need to bring this type of action drama show back on the air !!!

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Jackie June 15, 2014 at 12:22 pm

Please bring it back.

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Jackie June 15, 2014 at 12:21 pm

My husband and I both looked forward to this program. I am very sorry that it won’t be renewed. Why is it when we just get into a good program ,it is taken off the TV and you never know what happens.

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P.S.LOCASCIO June 10, 2014 at 6:16 pm

Love the show, looking forward to the new episodes. !!
BRING IT BACK

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Doris June 10, 2014 at 6:55 pm

All of us who wrote comments would LOVE to see this show “VEGAS” come back on the air. So – who needs to be contacted so we can revitalize this amazing cast and character show? So many of us are fed up with the trash they (the networks) are pushing upon us.
Bring back some of the intelligent shows, like VEGAS.

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Robert Nafe June 9, 2014 at 11:06 pm

Thought it was entertaining would like too see it return.

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Rosie Elkin June 8, 2014 at 2:25 am

I loved this show!! Please, please, please bring it back!!!

Rosie

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